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FTV: REMC and Me

       If one checks out the WOAS-FM website (, one can find an archive of FTV articles stretching back several years.  The site is hosted by the Regional Educational Media Center (REMC) that is part of the Intermediate Schools District (ISD) office located in Hancock, Michigan.  The ISD office is responsible for providing educational services […]

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Updated WOAS Transmitter Update

I am, for the moment, speechless – those who know me well recognize that this is NOT my normal state!  I received a note and check from former WOAS-FM DJ Sam Bennett (son of my GM mentor Mike ‘Zenith’ Bennett).  Not only did Sam make a donation to our transmitter repair fund, he sent out a […]

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Where is WOAS?

          In the normal flow of our broadcast year, WOAS-FM 88.5 would be easing into the new school year by broadcasting music by artists with some connection to the Porcupine Mountain Music Festival.  After our July maintenance hiatus, it is always fun to test the station’s equipment by featuring PMMF artists ahead of the festival.  […]

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WOAS-FM 88.5 would like to take a minute to acknowledge the student DJs who comprised the day shift this past year.  While it is disappointing that they were not able to finish the year because of the you-know-what pandemic, they progressed rapidly in their radio skills and we will miss the graduating seniors.  We wish […]

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COVID-19 Update

Greetings – just wanted to let everyone know that we are broadcasting on a limited schedule because a) I am here cleaning and sanitizing, looking to the future, and b) it gives us a chance to advertise the school district food distribution program – at present, they school staff is serving over 200 families on […]

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